About the Program
- All required courses are delivered totally online in eight-week terms (five terms per academic year).
- Our program is aligned with the principles of “The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs.”
- You will also gain extensive field experience through internships and practicum opportunities.
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Transcripts from baccalaureate degree awarding university or college (Upload unofficial transcripts, with the exception of Angelo State University transcripts, for application evaluation purposes using the Graduate Studies Documents for Submission form.)
Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.
Additional Program Application Requirements
Separate Screening Assessment
As part of the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) admission process, this program will require a separate screening assessment as required by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). After submitting the initial application for admission, the program will contact the applicant with further instructions.
- Hold a 48-hour master’s degree in counseling from a university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). This is per Texas Administrative Code 239.20, and no exceptions can be made.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses - or a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
- For State of Texas certification, applicants must have two years of teaching experience in an accredited public school prior to eligibility for approval to take the TExES school counselor exam.
- You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight-week terms simultaneously, before the first eight-week term begins.
This program consists of 18 credit hours. That means you only have to complete six courses to be eligible to qualify for the TExES School Counselor exam.
The ASU College of Education is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
- Spring A: Jan 1
- Spring B: Mar 1
- Summer: May 23
- Fall A: Aug 1
- Fall B – Applications will open on Sept. 4
- Fall B: Oct 1
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Christine Purkiss gave me a chance to work for this amazing university, which made me realize I wanted to continue my career here. The best moment I’ve ever had was calling a student to tell them they had been admitted, and they were so excited, they cried.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Danielle Plecenik</strong>, Class of 2018, ASU Admissions Counselor</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Lesley Casarez is continuously reaching out to share services available to not only help us teach our students, but to also help maintain our own mental health. I am proud to be a part of the ASU Ram Family!”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Brooke Garrett</strong>, Class of 2017, Special Education Teacher</p> </blockquote>
Texas School Counselor Certification
(Non-degree Program) (3 semester credit hours each)